Widely-travelled sprinter Timeless Prince has collected his first black-type victory in the LR Sunshine Coast Cup (1400m).
The Casino Prince gelding won on protest after stewards ruled first past the post Pillar of Creation had caused interference in the straight. Sunday’s result improved his record to 11 wins and $462,440 in prizemoney for owner Stephen Clarke.
“He’s a good traveller and needs to be held up for one run,” Gosford-based trainer Tony Newing said. “We were confident when the track came up Heavy.”
Timeless Prince is the 12th stakes winner by Vinery Stud sire Casino Prince and his 6th this season following Hooked, Escado, Mighty Lucky, Casino Dancer and Slots. They have won a total of 8 black-type races which puts him third on the Australia ladder behind Street Cry (10) and Fastnet Rock (9).
Timeless Prince was purchased by Clarke as an unraced three year-old from a Patinack Farm dispersal at the 2012 Magic Millions National Sale and is the first foal of Flemington winner Timeless Miss (Gilded Time). Second dam Rancho Miss won the LR Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich.
Timeless Prince is on his third trip to Queensland. He won at Eagle Farm in 2014 and was runner-up in the Anniversary Cup at Sunshine Coast last year after winning the Winter Dash at Randwick.
Casino Prince has 6 yearlings on offer at the Inglis Classic Summer Sale starting this Saturday night. The colt from Barcelona Girl (Lot 404) is a half-brother to Under The Louvre who has won two Listed sprints in Melbourne and was runner-up in last year’s G1 Oakleigh Plate to Shamal Wind.